Entries by m16Dev

Employee Handbooks: Why Your Company Should Have One – And 5 Points to Address for Remote Workers

How are you driving productivity at your company?

Forbes writes that high productivity acts like rocket fuel for companies and the bottom line. To generate high productivity, workers need to feel engaged and aligned, which is underpinned by a strong company culture. Set the tone for your company’s culture with an employee handbook. Check out the iAS blog for tips on writing one yourself – or contact us to do it for you!

LA Supreme Court Says Private Employers May Mandate Employee Vaccinations

In Hayes v. University Health Shreveport, the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a private employer’s COVID vaccine mandate. Relying on the state’s well-established employment-at-will doctrine, the court held that a private employer is entitled to set whatever conditions and terms of employment it wants, including a COVID vaccine mandate, provided those conditions and terms do not run […]

OSHA Withdraws Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA has withdrawn the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued on Nov. 5, 2021 that would have been applicable to employers with 100 or more employees. The withdrawal is effective TODAY. Although OSHA is withdrawing the vaccination and testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, the agency is not withdrawing the ETS as a […]


The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the vaccine-or-testing rule for private businesses with at least 100 employees, but allowed to take effect the vaccine policy rolled out in November by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which sought to require the Covid-19 vaccine for certain health care workers […]

OSHA Ends Healthcare ETS

On December 27, OSHA announced it is allowing its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) for healthcare facilities to sunset but that it would continue to work on a permanent standard for COVID-related hazards.  OSHA formally withdrew the non-recordkeeping portions of the ETS, but the recordkeeping requirements for employers covered under a separate rule which require them […]

The I.R.S. is warning of a messy tax season.

WASHINGTON — The federal tax filing season will run from Jan. 24 to April 18 this year, the Internal Revenue Service said on Monday, warning in its announcement that staffing shortages and paperwork backlogs could make for a messy and frustrating experience for taxpayers. In a briefing on Monday, Treasury Department officials said that the […]

Remote Work: The Great Resignation & 5 Reasons Your Company Should Offer Remote Work

In today’s blog we are going to discuss why employers should consider remote work for their employees and how to begin to establish employee hour tracking.  Goodhire, a background check provider in CA, conducted a survey that shows 68% of U.S. employees prefer to work from home1.  Read on to find out how your company can more easily track employee hours for remote workers!

5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Consider a PEO [And What a PEO is]

In this post we will discuss the advantages of using a PEO and how it can help your business.  According to NAPEO, 15% of small-to-mid-sized companies utilize this servicea and businesses that use a PEO are 50% less likely to go out of business.b  Read below and find out why!

Georgia Judge Blocks Contractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

A Georgia federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors from going into effect, ruling the administration had likely exceeded its procurement authority. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought a “tragic toll,” the government cannot act outside its lawful authority even “in pursuit of desirable ends,” U.S […]